With increased costs, razor-thin margins, and increased competition, nobody can afford to do things the way they’ve always been done for the sake of tradition or just plain being obstinate. Keeping the blinders on will drive your employees away and force you out of business.
With its pending sale to Wells Fargo Bank, Color Spot’s growing operations will continue in order to honor customer commitments. Meanwhile, the Hines Division, which will be sold to TreeTown USA, will support the company’s continued growth across the U.S.
A July 20 auction resulted in successful bids for the largest greenhouse operation in the country, and a hearing following the auction indicated approval of the sale.
Greenhouse Grower Editor Laura Drotleff and Contributing Editor Allan Armitage discuss six new varieties that will be recognized as nominees for the 2018 Medal of Excellence Industry’s Choice Award for Best New Variety.
In this episode of 2nd Cup, Greenhouse Grower Editor Laura Drotleff and Contributing Editor Allan Armitage discuss the six varieties selected for Greenhouse Grower’s Medal of Excellence Editor’s Choice Awards. Check out what the hype around these new varieties is all about.
The marriage of two of the world’s biggest gardening brands has resulted in the birth of a number of new ideas and initiatives focused on introducing new demographics to gardening, getting existing gardeners excited about growing plants again, and ensuring success to make them repeat customers.
Those impacted most by Dr. Royal Heins – his students, colleagues, and clients – talk about his influence on their careers and the industry.
The new video series from Greenhouse Grower magazine features Editor Laura Drotleff and Contributing Editor and Industry Guru Dr. Allan Armitage, discussing industry issues and news of the day. The series will appear monthly or more on GreenhouseGrower.com.
Royal Heins’ career has gleaned discoveries that have changed the industry and continue to impact growers’ production practices. His legacy continues in research and production through his former students and current grower clients.
After what happened at Corso’s Perennials, this country needs to accept that the only way it will fill all the jobs Americans don’t want is to employ guestworkers, and that the majority of its food in the future will be harvested by foreign hands.
The Watsonville, CA, young plant producer, specializing in perennial plugs and liners, is looking to optimize efficiency on the front end of production.
While its Guatemala farm was spared, the U.S.-based young plant grower ForemostCo, Inc. has partnered with the Rotary Club of Miami Airport, Inc. and the Escuintla Rotary to raise funds and distribute aid on the ground for those affected by Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano eruptions.
The nation’s largest growers are investing heavily in technology, new structures, human resources, and efficiency measures to stay competitive and profitable, despite significant labor shortages.
There is a general sentiment within the industry that pricing needs to be reevaluated to better account for the trend toward rising input costs.
Strong growth among the nation’s largest growers shows no signs of slowing down, as nearly a third of the Top 100 growers have significantly expanded production, and many have ongoing projects underway.
The nonprofit, floriculture organization plans to announce its first Initiative winner at Cultivate in July and encourages interested applicants to submit their applications by May 31 to be considered.
Building on roots in agriculture, this new medical cannabis facility continues to implement process improvement to provide quality medical-grade product for the patients who need it.